Sports injuries are common, especially in contact sports where bruises and strains are part and parcel of everyday life. The nature of professional sports is so intense and frantic today that injuries are almost inevitable; to address this, osteopathy has emerged as an important component of an athletes conditioning process. This approach also applies to all abilities, from the modern amateur athlete through recreational sports.
The number of professional sports clubs who employ an osteopath has increased dramatically over the past decade, and the establishment of institutions such as the Osteopathic sports care association (www.osca.org.uk) has helped cement the osteopathic approach to sports injuries as an fundamental aspect in the care of athletes.
The unique approach Osteopathy has in addressing sports injuries aims at not only receiving symptoms from the current complaint, but to prevent and manage an athlete to reduce their propensity for injury. This holistic approach is common in all osteopathic treatments.